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Coordinator of the Center for Teaching & Learning/Instructional Designer

Job Description

This position coordinates our Center for Teaching and Learning and guides faculty in use of instructional technology tools. This includes providing suggestions, coaching and education on the most effective inclusive teaching strategies and how to implement best practices to meet these objectives. In addition, this role supports and maintains a high level of professional development offerings in a manner which fosters innovation and continual improvement of high-quality teaching and learning.

Muskegon Community College

Named the 19th Best Community College in the U.S. in 2021 and certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream in 2023, Muskegon offers accredited academic programs leading to 54 associate degrees and 32 certificates. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, MCC’s nationally recognized commitment to student success unites its faculty and staff in their mission to prepare students, build communities and improve lives.

One of Michigan’s most picturesque community colleges, the Muskegon main campus building - an award-winning Alden Dow design - spans Four Mile Creek on a 15-acre sylvan setting. The campus boasts several new multimillion-dollar facilities - the Health and Wellness Center, the Science Center and the Art and Music Building - and includes University Park Golf Course and the Carr-Fles Planetarium. The Sturrus Technology Center in historic downtown Muskegon is home to state-of-the-art applied technology offerings, the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Center and the Lakeshore Fab Lab. MCC offers classes in adjacent Ottawa and Newaygo Counties.


Muskegon Community College provides excellent benefits options for our faculty and staff. Below is an overview of our full time employee benefit options.
  • Choice between three health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
  • Employer provided dental, vision, life insurance and long term disability insurance.
  • Employer-sponsored retirement plans including state Pension or 14% Retirement Contribution to TIAA (differs by group).
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan options (403b or 457 plans)
  • Tuition benefits at MCC for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Generous time off plans.
  • Paid holidays and holiday closure period in late December.
  • Onsite Fitness Center at the Main Campus & discounts to University Park Golf Course
APPLICATION DEADLINE: First Review March 28, 2023

Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Master's Degree in a field related to instructional design, education, higher education or educational technology is preferred.
  2. Successful teaching experience and commitment to working with a diverse population of students and staff.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, which transcend diverse audiences.
  4. Maintain and support the organizational culture of customer service to support students and other departments/leadership.
  5. Highly motivated and solution oriented with demonstrated ability as a flexible planner with integrity and creative problem-solving skills.
  6. A passion for continuous learning and a dedication to support student success through the mission of the College.
  7. Prefer minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level.
  8. Prefer minimum of two years of work experience related to instructional design, distance learning and instructional technology in a community college setting.
  9. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead project/event teams.
  10. Demonstrated experience using LMS tools in course design.
  11. Must be able to work additional hours during peak times or as needed, including availability through all semesters during the academic year.

Essential Function:

Coordinator of Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Organize, communicate and implement workshops, seminars, special events, and presentations for professional development of all faculty in a manner fostering innovation and continual improvement of high-quality teaching and learning.
  • Chair the Faculty Seminar Days committee and manage semi-annual Faculty Seminar Days events at the beginning of each semester.
  • Chair the Distance Education Advisory Committee.
  • Organize and manage orientation programs for new faculty.
  • Maintain an inviting environment within the Center for Teaching and Learning facilities that encourages collaboration and participation among faculty.
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Instructional Support Technician.
Instructional Designer
  • Guide faculty in inclusive pedagogy. This includes providing course design assistance, feedback, coaching and education on the most effective teaching and assessment strategies.
  • Coordinate the college’s process for new online instructors and online course review. This includes chairing the review committee and providing communication of the committee’s findings to faculty.
  • Research and evaluate new tools for active learning and assisting faculty in creating learning activities and content for classes using all delivery methods.
  • Assess new instructional technology tools and communicate findings to faculty.
  • Use creativity and innovation to bring fresh ideas to the design of robust and engaging course content across disciplines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☐ Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☒ Standing & Walking

☒ Sitting

☐ Reclining

☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☐ Up to 25 lbs. ☒ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☐ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel

☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☐ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply. Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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